Thursday, June 26, 2008
I was horrified to find out recently that a regular diaper takes 500 years to biodigrade. 500 years!!! That is crazy! Although I have not been the best at saving the planet or going green, that stat really got my attention.
I'm really not into the cloth diaper thing for completely selfish reasons. I don't want to wash them and we do not have a diaper service that is nearby. I did some research and the "planet friendly" diapers are very expensive. I found a bit of a hybrid between the regular diaper and the cloth diaper that is friendly to the planet, the G Diaper.
The G Diaper is a newer product and very fascinating. I have been rather obessed with them for the past few days while trying to figure out what they are and how they work. The cost is comparable to regular diapers and the covers are really cute.
After watching the video online of the baby's diaper being changed I thought, "I can do that." "That looks easy." Then I saw the video of the mom disposing of the diaper and I thought, "come again". I'm a bit of a germ a phobe and seeing her use the swish stick and talking about poopy diapers, um, I'm not so sure about that.
Now this is going to sound really bad but I'm not sure I would use these because it seems so much easier to slap on a pampers diaper and throw it away. On the other hand, when you think about it, we use a plastic diaper, then I would put it in a small plastic bag (scented), then when I got home I would put it in a the regular trash (also plastic) and throw away. Man, I'm so bad!
This is where I need your help blogger buddies. Have you ever used these or know someone who has? Do they like them? I'm interested in hearing from someone who has actually used them.